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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #720 on: June 24, 2012, 10:19:37 AM »
You got me curious, so I logged in.

My addresses were wiped out, so at the moment I have no default shipping/billing address with them--which is what the email said would happen.

Perhaps your addresses are there because you have already ordered off the new website?

Alternatively, wait a couple of days, and then check to see if the right hand has gotten around to telling the left hand what it's doing.

Indeed, I had to re-enter just about everything, from billing and shipping addresses to payment methods before I could place my order yesterday.  Then I got that email this morning, which was what caused the confusion.  By the way, I did notice a glitch on the new website, I had to enter my address twice.  The website did not take it the first time for some reasons.  On the second try, I entered it under Address Book and the address was saved.

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« Reply #721 on: June 26, 2012, 05:20:06 PM »
What is going on?  Is the UK economy falling off the cliff?  I just placed my order with MDT over the weekend but I received email notification today that the order has been dispatched ...    :o

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #722 on: July 14, 2012, 07:31:51 AM »
Has anyone ever been to www.ariama.com? I just saw a tweet about them having a sale, and they claim to be a leading classical CD/download site, but I've never heard of them before. So far I'm seeing fairly reasonable prices for the downloads and standard rates for physical CDs. Their sales are good; a few BIS SACDs are available for lossless download for US $8.39 right now. Not sure how many labels they carry.

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« Reply #723 on: July 19, 2012, 04:38:20 AM »
Has anyone ever been to www.ariama.com? I just saw a tweet about them having a sale, and they claim to be a leading classical CD/download site, but I've never heard of them before. So far I'm seeing fairly reasonable prices for the downloads and standard rates for physical CDs. Their sales are good; a few BIS SACDs are available for lossless download for US $8.39 right now. Not sure how many labels they carry.

I have bought a few downloads from them.  As always, I bought FLAC.  I can't remember the details exactly, but I recall that Apple Lossless came as well - I certainly have both in the downloads folder - their website indicates that they detect the buyer's normal music player and provide the appropriate format along with FLAC.  My downloads included some EMI albums.  Very happy with the process and end quality - all worked well.


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« Reply #724 on: August 26, 2012, 09:32:34 AM »
What is going on?  Is the UK economy falling off the cliff?  I just placed my order with MDT over the weekend but I received email notification today that the order has been dispatched ...    :o

Looks like my speculation from 2 months ago was confirmed late last week - that the UK is now in a double-dip recession ...

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #725 on: September 14, 2012, 03:54:20 PM »
Both Presto Classical and MDT ship my orders super-fast these days, often the next day after I have placed my orders.  The UK is definitely in a double-dip recession, though the recent strength of the Sterling against the Dollar belies the economic reality.  Perhaps the market still has more confidence in the way the Brits manage their economy than the smoke and mirrors Washington uses to manage the US economy when the real unemployment rate is some 16% ...

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« Reply #726 on: October 30, 2012, 12:22:49 PM »
Looking for a bit of advice from folks in the USA with experience ordering from JPC. I placed my first-ever order with them — one double CD, a hard-to-find recording for which I was willing to pay the steep shipping charge. I received notification by e-mail that the item shipped October 10. Nothing has arrived yet. I'm willing to give the shipment more time to reach me, but I wonder if it would be better to inquire with JPC about it via e-mail. I don't have a tracking number or any real details about the method of shipment.
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« Reply #727 on: October 30, 2012, 01:13:34 PM »
Looking for a bit of advice from folks in the USA with experience ordering from JPC. I placed my first-ever order with them — one double CD, a hard-to-find recording for which I was willing to pay the steep shipping charge. I received notification by e-mail that the item shipped October 10. Nothing has arrived yet. I'm willing to give the shipment more time to reach me, but I wonder if it would be better to inquire with JPC about it via e-mail. I don't have a tracking number or any real details about the method of shipment.

My general experience is that shipment from Germany (as I assume with JPC) is rather slow but reliable.  A three week wait is not out of the ordinary.

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« Reply #728 on: October 30, 2012, 05:28:03 PM »
My general experience is that shipment from Germany (as I assume with JPC) is rather slow but reliable.  A three week wait is not out of the ordinary.
Thanks, that's reassuring to hear!
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« Reply #729 on: October 30, 2012, 06:36:35 PM »
Not trying to unassure you, but an order JPC shipped to me on 10/15 arrived yesterday (although I had to go to the post office to actually pick it up today, because I wasn't home when the mail came yesterday).  JPC seems to be among the more efficient vendors

However, shipments from European vendors like Amazon.es and MDT can routinely take up to a month to get me, and I'm sure Sandy has messed up shipment deliveries all around the US, since nothing is flying in or out of New York airports right now.   So not getting your order until after Election Day may be a real possibility, and no cause for alarm.

You should be able to log in to the JPC website and find any trackings number for your order, if they exist.  If not, email them at the end of the week if nothing has shown up.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #730 on: October 31, 2012, 01:33:15 AM »
jpc's deliveries are the quickest I've experienced - NB : from shipping to delivery. Shipping often is delayed when items are not in stock.

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« Reply #731 on: October 31, 2012, 09:33:59 AM »
Thanks for the additional replies. Note that I am basing this on the shipping notification I received from JPC. But I will give things one more week and then (if nothing arrives) contact JPC.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #732 on: November 03, 2012, 06:47:00 PM »
Thanks for the additional replies. Note that I am basing this on the shipping notification I received from JPC. But I will give things one more week and then (if nothing arrives) contact JPC.
Why wait? I would contact them now. I agree that it is likely that Sandy may have really delayed things  and it may be another week or two. But I would still let them know you are concerned and see what they say. I've done that with MDT twice. They were very responsive. The first time I got it by waiting, but the second had to be resent. Both times they told me to wait a bit longer.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #733 on: November 05, 2012, 12:54:26 PM »
Looking for a bit of advice from folks in the USA with experience ordering from JPC. I placed my first-ever order with them — one double CD, a hard-to-find recording for which I was willing to pay the steep shipping charge. I received notification by e-mail that the item shipped October 10. Nothing has arrived yet. I'm willing to give the shipment more time to reach me, but I wonder if it would be better to inquire with JPC about it via e-mail. I don't have a tracking number or any real details about the method of shipment.

I had a large order with them in August - same issue about lack of shipping/tracking number.  The order took a long time to arrive - around 6 weeks.  I have had around a dozen orders from them in the past - both to Australia and here to the US - and they all arrived quickly.  I'd take Neal's advice - contact them.  I did, and my parcel arrived the next day.  I suspect that there was little connection between my query and delivery, but it is worth maintaining dialogue.

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« Reply #734 on: November 19, 2012, 11:30:55 AM »
I've been remiss in bringing my JPC story up to date. On the advice of helpful folks here at GMG, I e-mailed JPC and received a prompt and reassuring response. Roughly 2 weeks later, my purchase arrived in good shape. Took a long time, but I have no complaints!
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« Reply #735 on: November 19, 2012, 11:32:04 AM »
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #736 on: December 01, 2012, 02:27:21 PM »
I've seen folks here at GMG ordering from Arkivmusic. I've always considered them too expensive to consider - should I rethink my position?

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #737 on: December 01, 2012, 02:37:19 PM »
I've seen folks here at GMG ordering from Arkivmusic. I've always considered them too expensive to consider - should I rethink my position?

No, you can often get better deals from a number of Amazon MP vendors and do not have to pay sale tax unless you live in a state that Amazon collects sale tax for ...

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« Reply #738 on: December 01, 2012, 02:39:50 PM »
No, you can often get better deals from a number of Amazon MP vendors and do not have to pay sale tax unless you live in a state that Amazon collects sale tax for ...

Amazon's recently started to collect sales tax so it's a consideration, but I find the prices and shipping rates better in the MP than Arkiv.

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« Reply #739 on: December 01, 2012, 02:43:34 PM »
Amazon's recently started to collect sales tax so it's a consideration, but I find the prices and shipping rates better in the MP than Arkiv.

There are other alternatives.  The moment Amazon collects sale tax for CT, I will move all my business to MDT and Presto, both UK based e-tailers.  They will not collect sale tax for CT and I do not pay VAT either.  The shipping charge for Presto is quite reasonable and quoted in Dollar anyway ...